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Major search for swimmer called off

PUBLISHED: 10:08 07 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:22 06 July 2010

A MAJOR search for a missing swimmer was called off last night.

Yarmouth Coastguard coordinated a search for the swimmer, who is missing off Great Yarmouth, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

A MAJOR search for a missing swimmer was called off last night.

Yarmouth Coastguard coordinated a search for the swimmer, who is missing off Great Yarmouth, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

A member of the public called the coastguard just after 2pm to report seeing two people swimming in the water with one man becoming caught in the current.

Three helicopters as well as the RNLI inshore lifeboat from Gorleston and two lifeboats from Caister joined in the search.

But despite this, the swimmer was not found and the search has been called off.

The area will be searched again at low water in the hope of finding the missing man.

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